Horseracing

Second jockey is charged by Racing Victoria for betting offences

Australian jockey Daniel Schmitt has become the second rider to be charged by Racing Victoria for betting offences, after it was found that he had placed over 71 bets across a two-and-a-half period. In February, apprentice jockey Chris Casareta was also charged with placing 6 bets on thoroughbred racing, something that is forbidden for Australian racers. Racing Victoria stewards have …

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SIS and ATR granted exclusive media rights deal with Ascot

Racing content and data provider SIS (Sports Information Services) and At the Races (ATR) have both signed an exclusive media rights deal with Ascot Racecourse, which will allow racing coverage from Ascot to be broadcast internationally. Both SIS and ATR have been granted exclusive media rights for sports betting purposes, as well as for display across licensed betting premises within …

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BHA assesses flu risks and restarts racing with enhanced biosecurity

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In a late night announcement, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced a ‘risk-managed return’ to racing will take place from Wednesday this week after a hiatus caused by an outbreak of equine flu. After consultation with its veterinary committee, and based on the latest tests conducted by the Animal Health Trust, the BHA’s Chief Regulatory Officer Brant Dunshea has …

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Bookmakers continue to take the hit after equine influenza outbreak

Bookmakers have reported that revenues have taken a hit following the news that new cases of the Equine Influenza virus have been identified, resulting in an industry-wide halt on the sport. The horseracing industry is currently facing its largest health and financial challenge since the the 2001 outbreak, with Ladbrokes-Coral owner GVC reported to be down 1.45 per cent, while …

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Colossus Bets delivers Jackpot dynamics to RaceBets daily coupons

Betsson AB European racing property RaceBets has moved to strengthen its customer engagement dynamics, integrating Colossus Bets jackpots market capabilities. Moving forward, RaceBets customers will be able to wager on new Colossus multi-leg pools markets, boosting their RaceBets daily raceday coupons. Acquired in 2016 by Stockholm listed Betsson AB for €34 million, RaceBets offers European racing’s most comprehensive wagering portfolio featuring …

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Oregon Racing revamps totalizator network with Colossus Bets

Colossus Bets, the supplier of next-generation pool betting markets, has announced that it will significantly boost its active US profile, having secured a totalizator licence granted by the Oregon Racing Commission (ORC). The licence will allow Colossus Bets software to be integrated within the ORC totalizator network, making Colossus’ lotto-sized pools jackpots inventory available to ORC syndicated betting operators. Updating …

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BHA states schedule 5 ruling is “there for good reason” amid backlash from racing community

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The British Horseracing Association (BHA) has defended its decision to fine trainer Henry Oliver, citing that the schedule five ruling which discourages trainers and representatives from encouraging horses to start, “is there for good reason”. Schedule five on starting procedures explicitly states that no trainer nor representative is allowed to initiate the start of a race without the permission of …

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Trio of Racing stakeholders warns Parliament of No Deal implications

The conversation surrounding Brexit has been inescapable for the last two and a half years, with MPs still unable to agree upon a deal that would be most beneficial for the UK. Later in the week, Chief Executive of Irish racing Brian Kavanagh will be travelling to Westminster to liaise with senior officials from both the British Horseracing Authority and …

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A no-deal brexit would be detrimental for British horse racing industry, warns Goffs’ chairman

The UK Chairman of Bloodstock sales group Goffs, Henry Beeby, has warned MPs that allowing a no-deal Brexit to occur will have adverse effects on the breeding and racing industries in the UK. Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday, which has dented hopes for a secure future in the …

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BetVictor on the hunt for ‘its next face of horse racing’

BetVictor has announced that they’re conducting a nationwide search to find “its next face of horse racing”, to complement the operator’s continual expansion to its sponsorship and media portfolios. Sold as the “dream role for racing fans”, applicants will be in with the chance to represent the betting operator at race meetings throughout the year, taking part in live interviews …

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